Gambia recognizes China's assistance as China's 70th National Day commemorated

Source:Xinhua 2019-09-29

  BANJUL, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) --The Gambian President Adama Barrow on Thursday recognized the numerous assistance his country has received from People's Republic of China who commemorated it's 70th anniversary.

  "Prominent among Chinese assistance to The Gambia is supporting in infrastructural development such as the construction of roads and bridges in the Upper River Region, and the international conference centre in Kololi. Cooperation in agricultural and health between the two countries has advanced significantly," a statement from the presidency said.

  He recalled the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in 2018 when China announced the eight major initiatives to strengthen cooperation with Africa, particularly, the priority areas of the Gambia's National Development Plan.

  "It is quite a comfort that China continues to stand by us, especially in times of need,"President Barrow said, describing the bilateral relations as "brotherly".

  The Gambia and China have enjoyed long-standing relations since the 1970s, resulting to the construction of the west African country's main football stadium in Bakau, enormous support to the agriculture and health sectors, among others.


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